China’s Xi Jinping’s ability to entice traditional American allies and stakeholder in Western values and institutions, is the cornerstone for attaining strategic advantage at hundreds, if not thousands of decisive points across the globe. These include strategic choke points, sea and land lines of communications, natural resource deposits, economic trade agreements, and mutual support arrangements. This brings to China extraordinary Mass, which is the First Principle of War for defeating a foe.
The Chinese Communist Party’s Foreign Interference Operations: How the U.S. and Other Democracies Should Respond, by Jonas Parello-Plesner, The Hudson Center, 20 Jun 2018https://www.hudson.org/research/14409-the-chinese-communist-party-s-foreign-interference-operations-how-the-u-s-and-other-democracies-should-respond
“Magic Weapons: China’s political influence activities under Xi Jinping”, By Anne-Marie brady, The Wilson Center, 28 Sep 2017https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/magic-weapons-chinas-political-influence-activities-under-xi-jinping
Hearing on China’s Relations with U.S. Allies and Partners in Europe and the Asia Pacific, Testimony by Dr Amy E. Searight, 5 Apr 2018https://www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/USCC%20Hearing_Amy%20Searight_Written%20Statement_April%205%202018.pdf